Skip to comments.Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Quebec?
Posted on 09/02/2013 4:43:48 PM PDT by rjbemsha
A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America's Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims.
Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the region was covered by a continental ice sheet, like Antarctica and Greenland are today.
Around this time, a global cooling began and the big animals in North America all vanished. Their human hunters, the Clovis people, turned to a hunter-gatherer subsistence diet of roots, berries, and smaller game.
The cooling has been attributed to a sudden shutdown in Northern Atlantic Ocean currents, caused by a big glacial lake flood out the St. Lawrence or Mackenzie Rivers. But in 2007, scientists suggested that comet or meteor impacts or atmospheric fireballs triggered the Younger Dryas, though no crater of the right age has ever been found.
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But their case isn't air tight. "The tiny spherules from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, analyzed by Sharma and his colleagues, have never been accurately dated, Sharma admits. They could be several thousands years older than the widespread glacial event" (Yahoo article).
“About this time the northern nations formed a confederacy
[centuries before the formation of the Iroquois Confederacy]
and seated a great council fire on the river St. Lawrence;
the northern nations possessed the bank of the great lakes;
the countries of the north were plenty of beavers,
but the hunters were often opposed by big snakes.
The people live on the south side of the Big Lakes make
bread of roots and obtain a kind of potatoes and beans found on the rich soil.
...A BLAZING STAR [my caps] fell into a fort situated on the St. Lawrence and destroyed the people;
this event was considered as a warning of their destruction. After a time a war broke out among the northern nations which continued
until they had utterly destroyed each other, the island again became in possession of fierce animals.
-Bonaparte, Darren, “Creation and Confederation”
Amazing! What is this? Where did you find it?
The crater in Arizona was made by a single iron meteor and it ablated its way to earth in a different way.
Darren Bonaparte gets his information fron the “talkers”
[memorized oral tradition] on the Canadian side of the Mohawk reservation. You can see his books on google books
“Creation and Confederation: The Living History of the Iroquois”
He is trying to get them to tell him more.
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Excellent, and thanks from me as well.
Thanks for the legend. As I was putting the post together, I thought 12,900 years ago isn’t a long time; there ought to be myths or legends that describe this impact, if it happened.
But the description in this legend doesn’t seem specific enough to identify it with a massive impact near Quebec that splashed debris as far as Jersey. It could have been any impact or Chelyabinsk-type event 10000-1 BC big enough to destroy a fort.
Do you know of legends from other tribes that could refer to a massive impact?
So they haven't dated the sphericals, they are only assuming they are from the Younger Dryas,
You know what happen when you ASSume
**though no crater of the right age has ever been found.**
Perhaps because the crater was in the ice pack that flowed away?
If I am not mistaken, Lac St-Jean -- about 125 miles north of Quebec City -- is thought to be a massive impact crater -- about 35 miles in diameter.
thanks for the link. Looks like Lac St-Jean is not among them...
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